Late-Day Dump Not Enough To Spoil S&P 500′s Best Run Since Jan 2004; Up 8 Weeks-In-A-Row

Despite a significant tumble into the close ($3.25bn notional sold in last 4 seconds of S&P futures); for the first time since January 2004, the S&P 500 has risen for eight straight weeks. Trannies are still leading off the debt-ceiling-debacle… [...]

No Red Futures On Black Friday

A hungover America slowly wakes up from a day of society-mandated consumption and purchasing excess to engage in even more Fed-mandated excess in the equity markets. The only difference is that while the “90%” was engaged in the former and depleting th… [...]

Venezuela Denies Goldman’s Gold Deal As Inflation Tops 54%

Today’s AM fix was USD 1,241.75, EUR 913.11 and GBP 760.45 per ounce. Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,250.75, EUR 923.88 and GBP 773.69 per ounce. Gold fell $4.10 or 0.33% yesterday, closing at $1,236.33/oz. Silver slid $0.17 or 0.86% closing at $19.6… [...]

"We Are Playing Economic Russian Roulette"

Submitted by Brandon Smith of Alt-Market blog, By any reasonable measure, I think it is safe to say that the last quarter of 2013 has been an insane game of economic Russian Roulette.  Even more unsettling is the fact that most of the American pop… [...]

Goldman Reveals "Top Trade" Reco #3 For 2014, In Which Tom Stolper Goes Long The USDCAD

It’s one thing to fade broad Goldman trade recommendations (and thus trading alongside Goldman and against muppets). It is, however, a gift from god when such a trade comes from none other than the greatest (once again, if you bat 0.000 or 1.000 on Wal… [...]

Yen Carry Lifts Risk Around The Globe In Quiet Overnight Trade

In a carry-trade driven world in which news and fundamentals no longer matter, the only relevant “variable” is whether the JPY is down (check) and the EUR is up (check) which always results in green equities around the globe and green futures in the US… [...]

How To Trade Everything This Week In One Chart

While US Thanksgiving week tends to thin out trade, there are some takeaways based on historical seasonal trends. Most are aware of the positive bias for US stocks, but as the following chart from Barclays shows there are notable biases in USDJPY, Cana… [...]

Goldman Reveals "Top Trade" Recommendation #2 For 2014: Go Long Of 5 Year EONIA In 5 Year Treasury Terms

If yesterday Goldman was pitching going long of the S&P in AUD terms (the world renowned Goldman newsletter may cost $29.95 but is only paid in soft dollars) as its first revealed Top Trade of 2014, today’s follow up exposes Top Trade #2: which is … [...]

Futures Go Nowhere In Quiet Overnight Session

In fitting with the pre-holiday theme, and the moribund liquidity theme of the past few months and years, there was little of note in the overnight session with few event catalysts to guide futures beside the topping out EURJPY. Chinese stocks closed a… [...]

Late-Day Let-Down Spoils NASDAQ Party As Bonds & Bullion Bid

Energized by a lower crude oil price – and collapsing JPY – equity markets hit their highs shortly after 8pmET on Sunday night, trod water thorugh the Asian and European markets and started more aggressive selling once US cash markets opened. Coinciden… [...]